I'm the first graduate in my family - Samira Bawumia discloses
Second Lady of the Republic, Mrs Samira Bawumia has disclosed that she is the first graduate in her family.
According to her, she had a dogged-determination whilst in school and had supportive parents who ensured she climbed the educational ladder to achieve her goals.
Her comments was to mark the International Women's Day which was celebrated yesterday, March 9, 2020, themed 'EachforEqual'.
This year's theme was aimed at drawing attention to the idea that gender inequality isn’t a women’s issue, but an economic one as gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
Speaking on Asempa FM today, March 9 2020, Mrs Bawumia indicated that education should not be underestimated, adding education can add value to one's life
She added that: Education can change one's destiny. This is because we see people who come from impoverished backgrounds and succeed through educating themselves to positively impact society''.
The Second lady further called for a society that provides opportunities for everyone to develop their talent and create a more enabling environment to impact lives.